Russia » Economics

Central Bank to combat information leaks

The Russian Central is going to combat leaks of information, strengthen its internal audit and observation of its employees. The bank's security service will gather the maximum possible volume of information about the activities of employees and thoroughly check officials who have access to inside information. Central Bank officials complained that they could not do anything with "traitors", neither sue nor fire them. They mentioned a case when a member of the Turkmen Central Bank had stolen more than $40m from the bank's accounts and disappeared. According to Arnold Voilukov, First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Central Bank, attempts at illegal access to the federal payment system take place all the time but they have been unsuccessful so far. He noted that the Central Bank had developed an efficient system of protection from unsanctioned access but this system did not work against insiders. Meanwhile, according to Russian law, an employee who disclosed inside information can only be rebuked or fined, the Vremya Novostey newspaper reported.